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Fisheries Management in Australia

Overview

Whether it’s throwing a fresh local prawn on the BBQ or dangling a line off the local jetty, fisheries resources are economically and socially important for many Australians. Australian fisheries have undergone significant management changes over the last decade and Australia is now recognised as a world leader.

This book is a comprehensive analysis of fisheries management in Australia. It provides practical insight into the cross-disciplinary tools of fisheries management. It takes the reader away from the outdated notion of “managing the fish” to the reality of managing human behaviour. It does so without losing track of the fundamental need to consider the ecosystem and its components.

The book covers a diverse range of contemporary topics including: sharing fisheries resources between commercial and recreational fishers, marine park planning, current regulatory and policy environments, consultative and participatory frameworks, by-catch mitigation and fisheries habitat management. It is a must for tertiary students studying fisheries, fisheries management professionals, the fishing industry and anyone else with an interest in how our valuable but finite fisheries resources are managed.

Reviews

With this practical context in mind, the book is best suited for students of environmental management those employed in the field of fisheries management...
this book's strength is its practicality. It is a useful guide to managers and students alike. The separation of distinct (yet related) issues into chapters allows the reader to direct their inquiry to issues most pertinent to them. It's a straightforward read with some uncomplicated accounts of fisheries management...
the book plugs a gap in the forum of fisheries management and it will be a useful reference text for many. - Asia pacific Journal of Environmental Law, Vol 11, Issues 3 & 4

Fisheries Management in Australia is a well-detailed, technical and very useful book. Written by fisheries and environmental researcher, and avid recreational fisher, Daryl McPhee, it analyses Australian fisheries managaement meticulously, and unravels and intricacies of the fisheries-related, federal and state institutions and practices in a clear and engaging way.
...McPhee's care in research and skill in delivery makes an interesting read... - Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 16, March 2009

Table of Contents

Introduction
The aquatic environments of Australia
Australian fisheries
Regulatory and policy environments
Fisheries monitoring
Fisheries management tools
Consultation and participation in fisheries management
No-take marine protected areas
Allocations in fisheries management
By-catch in Australian fisheries
Structural adjustment and compensation
Ecosystem-based fisheries management, performance evaluation and risk assessment
Emerging challenges in fisheries management

Appendix 1: The principles and guidelines for accreditation of a commercial fishery under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Appendix 2: Extract from the marine protected areas and displaced fishing: A policy statement
Index / Glossary

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